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Intellectual Property Law
Coleman & Horowitt has one of the premier intellectual property and technology law practices in California. The firm provides a wide range of services for the protection of the intellectual property of our clients. We have expertise in technology law, online defamation, defense, and Section 230 matters, start ups, and other issues facing start-ups.
Under the USPTO’s first to file system, the most important date is the date of filing. By choosing to refile a provisional, the applicant has effectively moved their date of filing and, as a consequence, exposed their application to a host of problems.
There are several other varieties of IP (such as “moral rights” in certain countries, plant patents, state law trademarks), but they are less critical tools for a business — particularly an early stage business.